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How To Stop Trackbacks

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by jonas, Sep 19, 2014.

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    I get like 50 trackbacks a day and they slow down my site. I want to turn trackbacks off and automatically delete them. Is there any way to do this?

    I unchecked the box "Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks)", and it didn't help. Can anyone suggest another simple way?
     
    jonas, Sep 19, 2014 IP
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    rajgupta Well-Known Member

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    Unchecking that box works for future posts only, it won't help with existing posts.
    Here is a good article on how to do this for published posts - http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-disable-trackbacks-and-pings-on-existing-wordpress-posts/

    BACKUP DATABASE BEFORE TRYING!
     
    rajgupta, Sep 20, 2014 IP
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    jonas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I tried doing what the article suggests. When I run the query I get the following error message:

    Error

    SQL query:


    UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status = 'closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post';



    MySQL said: Documentation


    #1046 - No database selected

    I don't see any options to select a database on Hostgator??? Does anyone know what I did wrong?
     
    jonas, Sep 21, 2014 IP
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    rajgupta Well-Known Member

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    Hi.

    Using phpMyAdmin you can select database from the left side column (see attached file)

    You can also use this command to select the database
    USE database_name;
    Code (markup):
    before
    UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status='closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post';
    UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status='closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'page';
    Code (markup):
    A sure shot way to know what database your site is using is to check the config file.

    Hope that helps :)
     

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    jonas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I will try that. If it doesn''t work I will call hostgator and see if they can do it for me, even if I have to pay for it.
     
    jonas, Sep 21, 2014 IP
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    I use No Self Pings it stops sending trackback from my own site.
     
    samazgor, Oct 20, 2014 IP